BlackBerry Pearl For Dummies

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The excitement of purchasing a Blackberry Pearl can only be outdone by the confusion of how to use it. How do you check your e-mail? How do you play music and video? What are PIN-to-PIN messages? Where do you find cool stuff to customize your Pearl?

With Blackberry Pearl for Dummies, you’ll discover all the answers to these questions and see how to use your new PDA to its maximum potential. This down-to-earth guide explores all of Pearl’s features and shows you cool ways to make your Pearl your Pearl. Clear, step-by-step instructions explain all the parts of the Pearl and give you the know-how to:

  • Get organized with the Address Book, Calendar, and MemoPad
  • Manage e-mail and send instant messages
  • Surf the Internet
  • Dial and receive calls
  • Set up your voicemail service
  • Take photos and create slideshows
  • Access the multimedia player
  • Use Desktop Manager
  • Protect and secure your Pearl

But don’t think that this book is a plain, boring, just-the-facts type of guide. It will cue you in on how to personalize your Pearl with fun games, wallpaper, ringtones, and more. If you like news and entertainment, it also suggests some nifty programs that are a must-have. This is not just any ordinary PDA, and Blackberry Pearl for Dummies shows you why!

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User Review  - rchase - LibraryThing

This was no help. There are two shelves of iphone books and an entire rack of magazines but do you think I could find a single book on blackberry? Next time I'll buy and iphone and then some magazines and a few books. Read full review

Great really helpful!

User Review  - sylvia2007 -

Totally helped me get my Pearl up and going in a short amount of time! Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Robert Kao is one well-rounded professional. His ability to translate his technical knowledge and communicate in many languages with users of all types inevitably led him to develop BlackBerry applications for various financial firms in New York City –– that truly global city. A graduate of Columbia University –– with a Computer Engineering degree, of course –– he currently lives in
Somerset, New Jersey.

Dante Sarigumba is a long time user of BlackBerry, a gizmo enthusiast, and the coauthor of BlackBerry For Dummies. He is a co-host of the Mobile Computing Authority biweekly podcast. As a Software Developer, he works for a major investment bank in New York and lives in South Brunswick, New Jersey with his wife Rosemarie and two sons, Dean and Drew.

Marie-Claude Kao graduated with a degree in French to English translation from the University of Ottawa. She and her husband, Robert, have been long-time BlackBerry enthusiasts. In the past, Marie-Claude has worked for the Canadian government as a technical translator and currently works in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Yosma Sarigumba is a full-time consultant specializing in distributed
applications and Web application development. She also loves to play with the latest tech gadgets. She utilizes her BlackBerry Pearl extensively to keep life with her two active sons as smooth sailing as possible.

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